FESTIVAL MIAMI has set a precedent over the last three decades by providing a series that blends artistically and culturally diverse music with educational opportunities. The festival offers 20-30 concerts each season, providing for people of all ages the chance to be enriched by live musical performances. For a complete listing of concerts and to order tickets online visit or email for additional information.

Nov. 11 – 21, 2015 SATURDAY NIGHT
Music and lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim
Book by Julius J. Epstein
A status-obsessed Brooklynite ultimately learns the incredible value of love in this little known Sondheim gem, set in the landscape of 1929 New York. Based on a play by the two brothers responsible for the classic film Casablanca, Saturday Night features a fetching, tuneful Broadway-style score that hints at Sondheim’s triumphs to come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition.

Gerard Seghers (Flanders, 1591-1651), Christ and The Penitents, n.d., oil on canvas

LOWE ART MUSEUM PARTNERS WITH THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART for showing of Dürer to Rubens: Northern European art from the Bass Museum, now through July 17, 2016. The focus of this important partnership is Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods (15th to 17th centuries), and the pieces on view represent a range of media—including oil on canvas, tempera on panel, enamel on porcelain, and textiles—as well as a compelling array of subjects.



WindSync Matthew Martin

Enjoying international touring throughout the USA, Europe and Asia, two upcoming presentations are: Wednesday, October 14, 7:30pm, “the innovative and unconventional” WindSync chamber musicians perform.  And in November, Westminster organist Matthew Martin, presents a masterful program on Epiphany church’s famed pipe organ, on Wednesday, November 18, 7:30pm.

The concert series is held at the Church of the Epiphany, 8235 SW 57 Avenue.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact or call 305.667.4911.

In September, works by Cuban born artist Ariel Celestino Hernandez, known as “El Pintor De Las Curvas” were exhibited.  His work was selected as the poster art for the 2014 ChamberSOUTH South Miami Fine Arts Festival.  He and his wife are photographed with Chamber President Mary Scott Russell (left).

This October, native Miamian Venessa Monokian exhibits her photography. Ms. Monokian taught various photography classes at local academic institutions: FIU, Barry University and Miami-Dade College.  Of her exhibit, Monokian notes: “my current work is also very personal, because Miami is home to me…. This subtropical place shaped who I am, and on the precipice of big changes in my life, this work also allows me to take my home with me everywhere I go.”

Two retail locations in SOMI that have a unique artistic presence are arango and The Archive.  Both are located on Sunset Drive, however at opposite ends of town.


arango has enjoyed over fifty years in presenting Miamians modern design in housewares, furnishing and accessories. For decades, arango was a fixture at Dadeland. Last fall, arango went from the mall to main street (5864 Sunset Drive). The store regularly features exhibitions of modern design artists with their collections.




The Archive Fine Art & Collectibles is located directly east of Red Road (1559 1/2 Sunset Drive). The Archive shows a number of resident artists and exhibits featured artists on a periodic basis.




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